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Alison Carlisle
Animal Sounds

What are the animal sounds/onomatopoeia in your language? For example, in English:

Dog says bark/arf/woof/yip/bow-wow

Cat says meow

Horse says neigh

Cow says moo

Sheep says baa

Pig says oink

Donkey says hee-haw

Bird says cheep/tweet

Rooster says cock-a-doodle-doo

Frog says ribbit

Chicken says cluck

Duck says quack

Goose says honk

Turkey says gobble

Lion says roar

Cricket says chirp

Bee says buzz

Dove says coo

Snake says hiss

Mouse says squeak

Parrot says squawk 

May 7, 2019 5:08 PM
Comments · 1

I'm not sure that all of these have Hungarian counterparts, but here are some of them:


Dog says vau 

Cat says miáu 

Horse says nyihaha

Cow says mú

Sheep says bee [ʙɛː]

Pig says röf

Donkey says i-á

Bird says csip/csirip [t͡ʃip/t͡ʃirip]

Rooster says kukurikú

Frog says brek

Duck says háp

Cricket says cirip   [t͡sirip]

Some of them are surprisingly similar.
To my ears, 'woof' sounds more realistic, but 'cock-a-doodle-doo', what they were even thinking:D


May 7, 2019
Alison Carlisle
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)